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The Garden Boutique Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Discover San José!
This is one of those magic places that you never want to leave, it just feels so familiar, such great vibes!
Guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends!
Hosting travelers from around the world is our passion.
We are an independent, locally owned and operated business, and we take great pride in making your stay in San Jose one you will long remember.

Located in the east of San Jose, in a very quiet and safe area.
Next to Barrio Escalante, a neighborhood full of restaurants and coffee shops. Also close to places of interest like the University Of Costa Rica, Antigua Aduana and Museo Calderón Guardia. In addition, the city center of the city is around 25-30 minutes walking or you can get the public transport from some of the many stops near to our facilities to reach the center of the city.

The hostel is designed in a warm and rustic style , and our rooms are well appointed with your comfort in mind. We offer -quality pillow-top mattresses, complemented with crisp white cotton sheeting.
Cleanliness and comfort of the rooms are our priorities.
We have 5 rooms and can fit up to 24 people, the atmosphere is very relaxed and chill.

The Garden CR Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit card, or paypal.
This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival.


Frontdesk hours: From 7am to 10pm
Late Check-In Policy: From 22:00pm to 7:00am have an extra cost of $5

No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2020
    The staff is very accommodating p and very nice!! I recommend !!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 May 2019
    I loved my stay at the Garden!! The staff was extremely helpful and kind, the facilities were clean, and the location is amazing! I will definitely be staying here again.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Jan 2020
    Great hostel, nice and clean. Pretty quiet while I was there. Breakfast was a nice bonus! Thank you Garden hostel!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    16 Nov 2019
    This hostel may seem out of the way but it’s actually right near the university and gastronomic area with great restaurants and lots of lively action. The hostel is in pristine condition and the bed was super comfortable. It’s definitely a more quite atmosphere but if you want more action it is only a 5 minute walk away.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Dec 2019
    A nice, quiet little hostel. The location is about 30min walk from downtown (which isn't much to look at), but 10min walk from an area with very hip restaurants in San Jose. The hostel itself is very beautiful with lots of common space to relax and enjoy the garden and hammocks.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 May 2019
    I feel so lucky to have landed at The Garden hostel! It’s in a gorgeous converted home in the best possible neighborhood in San Jose – quiet, safe, with loads of great restaurants and bars just a few blocks away. The private rooms are really nice. Staff were friendly and helpful, especially Simona. I’d definitely stay again.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    20 Apr 2019
    Excellent hostel with a pretty garden, big kitchen, good breakfast, strong Wi-Fi and hot showers. Dorms spacious and beds comfy. It's a little out from the centre of San Jose, but in a peaceful, safe area with loads of restaurants nearby. It's also very easy to get an Uber in the city. We liked it so much we've booked again for our next stop in San Jose.
    Scotland, All Male Group, 41+
  • 9.1


    19 Nov 2019
    Perfectly situated close to restaurants (5 mins) and only half an hour walk into the city. Delightful garden - we ate breakfast outside and were entertained by a hummingbird! Staff all friendly. Bathrooms all very clean and bed and pillows very comfortable. A safe in the room would be useful.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    22 Jul 2019
    A warm, friendly, helpful staff. Super clean everywhere and comfortable beds. I wish there were screens on the windows. And hot water in the kitchen sink, but otherwise, this was a perfect spot for two nights in San Jose. I would definitely go back.
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Aug 2019
    Really nice, clean, safe, modern hostel - but very expensive compared to other hostels in SJ and around CR! VERY safe mechanism for entering the property so if this concerns you then this place is for you! Nice staff but unfortunately the only person working had just moved to the country so wasn't able to offer local advice which was a shame. Hammocks and beer available but unfortunately it was very quiet when I was there (low season) so no socialising. Really nice shower area and common areas.
    England, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi